Biden ramps up COVID-19 response, lawmakers press Amazon over warehouse collapse
Biden ramps up COVID-19 response, lawmakers press Amazon over warehouse collapse
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Biden ramps up COVID-19 response, lawmakers press Amazon over warehouse collapse

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Speaker 1: This is CNET. And here are the stories that matter right now, president Joe Biden announced new measures to tackle the COVID 19 pandemic on Tuesday, the ramp up includes plans to distribute free at home rapid tests for Americans, more popup vaccination sites across the country and increase support for hospitals. Biden said vaccinated Americans should not panic about the new Omicron variant, but said those who were not fully vaccinated had good reason to be concerned. Us lawmakers are pushing Amazon [00:00:30] to answer questions about a December 10 warehouse collapse in Illinois that left six employees dead. The letter was addressed to Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos and CEO, anti Jessey and signed by 23 progressive lawmakers, including Senator Elizabeth Warren and representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez. In the letter, the law makers said Amazon puts worker safety at risk in everyday situations and emergencies alike. In a statement to CNET, Amazon said it would review the letter and respond. And finally, [00:01:00] the founder of only fans him Stokley is stepping down from his leadership role. The company announced the move Tuesday, confirming chief marketing and communications officer Amali Gar will step into the role as CEO. The company faced a backlash in August after announcing it would ban sexually explicit content from its subscription based platform before quickly reversing the decision, stay up to date with the latest by visiting CNET.

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